We’re really excited for our July issue to go on sale, and for you to enjoy the new Essentials magazine. Our July issue will be on sale from 24 June, so let us know what you think about all the changes! That’s right, we’ve got a new look with more fantastic decor projects, health advice, and practical ideas you’ve come to expect from Essentials. One thing that hasn’t changed with our redesign is that you can still turn to Essentials for tips and tricks on how to live a happier, healthier and easier life.
1. We’ve got a NEW Essentials for you to obsess over
You’ll notice that our July issue has gotten a makeover. We can’t wait for you to get your hands on our latest issue and we’re really excited to find out what you think. So to celebrate the new look and our fabulous readers, we’re giving you the opportunity to win a nail combo voucher from Sorbet.
2. The lovely Cara-Lisa Sham is on our cover!
Cara-Lisa Sham is a wellness and lifestyle influencer known for her inspiring fitness shots and useful lifestyle tips. And she has a lot to say about life changes, turning 30, and what she’s learnt from running her own business. Here are a few other tidbits Cara-Lisa shared with us:
3. Find your happiness with our July issue
Our main aim with this issue was to fill it with as much advice on how to build a happier life as possible. We want you to stress less and laugh more, so we made it our mission to find new, effective ways to do both. From how to look your best without investing too much time and effort to how to spark joy every time you walk through your front door, we’ve thought of it all.
4. Fall in love with your home again
As we’ve mentioned, the number of our home pages has grown, and we’ve filled it with tons of ideas on how to update your space without breaking the bank or moving out during renovations. From how to organise your kitchen and reclaim storage space (invaluable when it comes to a kitchen) to how you can use midnight blue to create a chic look in different rooms, we’re here to show you that you don’t need to buy a new place to make a dream home.
Read more: 19 home décor tips that won’t break the bank
5. Get great hair every day… all you need is five minutes
Would you say you’re over trying to fix bad hair days? Then we think it’s time to adjust your routine and find an action plan to fix your hair problems with go-to tricks you can use again and again. Luckily we’ve already done all the hard work for you, all you have to do is turn to our beauty section.
6. We’ve found a way to slim down without giving up food
If you’re battling a bloated tum and finding it difficult to kick-start weight loss, then there are seven foods you need to add to your grocery list ASAP. And don’t worry, there’s no kale on this list.
Read more: What causes bloating and easy ways to fix it
7. Talking about food, you have to try one of our goodness bowls
We’ve rounded up easy-to-make midweek meals which all have two things in common: they’re low in kilojoules and they should be eaten out of a bowl.
8. DIY project: How to tile a bathroom splashback
We recently did a poll to find out what room you’re itching to re-do in your home: the kitchen or the bathroom.
If you’re part of the 35% who would like to update their bathroom, then we have an easy weekend project for you to try that will give your bathroom an instant makeover. Tiling a splashback might seem like an intensive task to undertake yourself, but it’s a lot easier than it looks and we have a foolproof guideline for you to follow.
And for the majority who voted for a kitchen makeover, we have some ideas for you too. Just turn to our home section.
9. Win a Carrol Boyes centrepiece worth R5 245
For 30 years, Carrol Boyes has been designing high-quality yet quirky tableware and accessories. You too can enjoy her iconic designs by entering our fab competition to win one of two backbend centrepieces, worth R5 245 each.
10. Does speedy slow food sound like an oxymoron? Well, it’s possible!
And we’ve got the recipes to prove it like this pork and cider casserole:
11. Genius storage solutions for EVERY room
Our craft section is filled with DIY projects that won’t just look pretty but will be useful, too. On the list are a desk organiser, hanging memo boards, and an organisation station among others.
12. Find the perfect winter dress for your shape and style
Our fashion editor has made shopping for a flattering winter dress super easy by rounding up her favourites. So what are you waiting for? Turn to our fashion section and choose your new dress.